Matt Whitaker is a former clinician with extensive experience in health policy and advocacy. He most recently served as Compassion & Choices Oregon State Director before stepping into this new role as a Multi-State Implementation Manager. Matt has spoken at numerous conferences on bioethics and person-centered care across the country and testified as an expert resource on end of life choice to numerous legislative committees. Matt is a board certified music therapist with clinical experience in long term acute care and geriatrics and a passion for improving end-of-life care through patient empowerment and education. A Georgia native, Matt is a graduate of the University of Georgia and a graduate student in Integrative Theology at the Twin Cities School of Theology.